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Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks fell, halting a two-day advance, as retailers from Staples Inc. to Urban Outfitters Inc. slumped on worse-than-estimated earnings and small-cap companies retreated. more
Prices for single-family homes climbed in 74 percent of U.S. cities in the first quarter, fewer than a year earlier, as the nation’s housing rebound cools. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose to 317,000 last week, holding below this year’s average and signaling sustained progress in the labor market. more
U.S. states took in 6.1 percent more revenue in fiscal 2013 than they did the year before for a record $846.2 billion, according to the Census Bureau. more
Consumer confidence declined last week from the highest level in more than seven years as Americans’ attitudes about their finances ebbed with the stock market. more
Orders for durable goods poured into American factories in March, setting up manufacturing as one of the central drivers of a rebound in economic growth during the second quarter. more
Susan F. Lusi will continue to serve as superintendent of Providence schools, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications for unemployment benefits during a holiday- shortened week that typically makes the data more volatile. more
If Rhode Island and the region have not emerged completely from their near decade-long economic funk, they certainly have pulled themselves out of the intensive care ward, at least according to the latest installment of the Providence Business News biannual Business Survey. more
NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales rose 4 percent from a year earlier, marking the biggest increase since 2011, even amid signs of a consumer-spending slowdown in December, according to the National … more
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